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Documenting America's Environments: Then And Now

Saturday, June 01, 2013

In 1971, the the EPA sent photographers around America to document the environmental state of the country. Forty years later, the agency is doing it again. Photographer Michael Philip Manheim talks about returning to some of the locations he photographed.

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Dashing Through The Snow ... With A Reindeer In A Pickup Truck?

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

NPR photographer David Gilkey provides a dispatch from Nome, Alaska — where spotting a reindeer in a pickup is one of the perks of the job.

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Wayne Miller, Photographer Who Captured Black Chicago, Dies

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Chicago native was renowned for a trailblazing series of postwar portraits of black Americans in Chicago and for co-curating the groundbreaking international photo exhibit "The Family of Man."

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'Nanogardens' Sprout Up On The Surface Of A Penny

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Engineers have figured out a way to get crystals to form rose and tulip sculptures, each smaller than a strand of hair. The gardens sprout up on a penny dipped in a salt solution. The technique is similar to 3-D printing and could one day be used to make any complex shape.

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Teahupoo: A Surfer's Mecca, A Photographer's Muse

Monday, May 20, 2013

Who says you can't pursue a utopian career of surf photography on the shores of Tahiti? French photographer Ben Thouard has made it work.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Art of Food Styling

Friday, May 17, 2013

Food stylist Roscoe Betsill shares the tricks of his trade and explains what food stylists do to make foods look fresh and delicious in photographs.

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Documenting Life Beyond The Killing Fields

Friday, May 17, 2013

Photographer Pete Pin explores the Cambodian diaspora in hopes of creating dialogue and healing wounds left by the Khmer Rouge regime.

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Experts Say Prize-Winning Photo Of Gaza Funeral Is Authentic

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The striking image of grief-stricken men carrying two boys to a mosque for their funeral was named the World Press Photo of the Year in February. Recently, critics have questioned the photo's authenticity. The photographer says he did nothing out of the ordinary with the image.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

JR Inside Out: The Power of Public Street Portraits

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The artist "JR" is known for his large-scale close-up photo portraits, plastered on walls around the world from Times Square to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Now he's launched "Inside Out," a project that allows participants from around the world to make their own street portraits. JR discusses the project, made possible by the TED prize, and the new documentary about his work, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Photojournalists on Covering the War in Iraq

Monday, May 13, 2013

Michael Kamber interviewed photojournalists from many leading news organizations to create a comprehensive collection of eyewitness accounts of the Iraq War—Photojournalists on War. He’s joined by photographers Alan Chin and Ashley Gilbertson, who discuss trying to cover the war in Iraq and examine the role of the media and issues of censorship. Photojournalists on War includes previously unpublished photographs by diverse group of the world's top news photographers.

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The Takeaway

The Syrian Conflict According to Assad's Prisoners

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

On a recent visit to Damascus, New York Times Beirut Bureau Chief Anne Barnard and photographer Andrea Bruce were invited to interview seven prisoners by the Syrian government: five Syrians, a Palestinian and an Iraqi. "We are crazy and al Qaeda made us more crazy," one of the prisoners told the journalists. That explanation and others seemed to fit neatly into the Assad regime's story about the conflict.  Not all the prisoners' confessions stuck to the official script, though.

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The Surprising Sartorial Culture Of Congolese 'Sapeurs'

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

In a poor city in a poor country on a poor continent, there is a group of people with a singular purpose: to look good.

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One Of These Shells Is Not Like The Others

Friday, May 03, 2013

Diana Zlatanovski's Typology series showcases the intricacy of collections, and the beauty of individual objects within the group.

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Things Come (Very, Very) Apart

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Photographer Todd McLellan dismantles common household objects, then meticulously arranges the parts to show the inner workings of everyday stuff.

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A Historic Community Dismantled In Peru

Monday, April 29, 2013

Photojournalists Elie Gardner and Oscar Durand documented the historic El Ayllu neighborhood in the capital — right before it was torn down to make way for an airport extension.

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How One Family Built America's Public Palaces

Monday, April 29, 2013

The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., has a new exhibit about the soaring tile vaults built by a famous father-son team. The Guastavinos came to this country from Spain in the late 1800s, and left their mark on some of America's most important public spaces.

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A Photographer And His Friend, 'That Tree'

Friday, April 26, 2013

For one year, photojournalist Mark Hirsch took one photo a day of a towering bur oak on the edge of a cornfield in southwest Wisconsin. Over time, he says, his relationship with the project changed: "The longer I spent down there, the greater my appreciation for what a unique force [this tree] was."

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Allan Arbus, Who Played Psychiatrist On TV's 'M.A.S.H.,' Dies At 95

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Arbus was most famous for his role as the Army psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman in the hit TV comedy.

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The World Is, Quite Literally, Her Canvas

Monday, April 22, 2013

Artist Wendy Gold re-imagines the world using vintage globes and recycled materials.

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Studio 360

American Icons: Migrant Mother

Friday, April 19, 2013

Before it had that iconic title, the 1936 photo we know as "Migrant Mother" was captioned “Destitute peapickers in California.” 

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